Readmission Penalties Mean Hospitals Should Target HbA1c

With over half of US hospitals readmitting more patients than expected each month, the federal government will take action by withholding a half billion dollars in Medicare payments from these hospitals over the next year. The readmission penalties will be based on...

Controlling Blood Sugar May Help Prevent Dementia

Through a study of more than 350,000 type 2 diabetics, researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found a50% higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments for those with poor blood-sugar control. The researchers used patient data...